33%

of women in Namibia report experiencing violence from their spouse

6%

of women report experiencing violence during pregnancy

15%

of Namibian women who have experienced violence have never sought help or told anyone about their experiences

The Legal Assistance Centre’s main objective is to protect the human rights of all Namibians. It has an office in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, and is funded primarily by national and international donor organisations. Its work is supervised by the Legal Assistance Trust, whose trustees include legal practitioners and community leaders.

 

The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is a public interest law firm established in 1988 and targets various human rights issues through public interest litigation, projects that incorporate education, law reform, research, legal advice, representation and advocacy activities.

 

Sisters For Change, in its role as consortium member of the Equality & Justice Alliance, is working with LAC on a technical assistance programme in Namibia, involving comparative legal research and drafting of a new bill.

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